As we transition from summer to fall, we plan and prepare for the upcoming seasons. Farmers and ranchers start harvesting, move
cattle from summer pastures and gather feed and hay for the upcoming
winter. I like to visit with my Ag customers to see how harvest is going and how the cattle faired over the summer. So far this fall has been ideal for harvesting and making preparations for the winter season. With the weekend temperatures in the 90’s.
On August 25 the ICBSD board of directors met for a strategic planning session in Sioux Falls, SD. Mr. Philip Smith of Gerrish McCreary Smith Consultants and Attorneys was the facilitator. Also in attendance was Joe Schneider, ICBA Senior Vice President State Relations. We had a wide-ranging discussion on various areas to improve the association. This was a productive session that gave us some useful ideas to improve the value of ICBSD for our members.
Two things that stood out, and that the board members unanimously agreed on, was that it was very important that the association remain independent and that additional staffing is needed to help with the administrative functions of our association. We will be in the process of satisfying our staffing needs by hiring an administrative assistant, or
partnering with another association to handle the administrative
functions of our association. This will free up President Greg McCurry’s time for more productive tasks. The strategic planning session was a valuable process and gave the board a road map to plan for the future of
The association is trying something new with the upcoming CEO/Directors’ Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Sioux Falls, SD. We scheduled the CEO/Directors’ conference the day after the Eide Bailly Bankers Seminar. The Eide Bailly seminar starts at noon
on November 4th and concludes with dinner and an evening speaker. Our CEO/Directors’ conference begins at 8:00am November 5th and concludes at 3:00 pm. This will give our members an opportunity to attend both quality events. Please visit our web site at www.iscsd.com
and sign up for this year’s CEO/Directors Conference. A link to the Eide Bailly seminar can be found on our web site as well.
Congratulations to Emily Hofer, who has been elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. Emily will be a great voice for South Dakota community banks. With Emily’s election to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board, the ISBSD board will be looking for a replacement to fill Emily’s
vacancy on our board. Please contact me or one of our board members if you or someone you know would have an interest in serving on the ICBSD board.
I hope everyone has a great fall and a safe hunting season, and I look forward to seeing you at the ICBSD CEO/Directors Conference.